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The Complete Japanese Joinery

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I have seen hints that Japanese carpentry has, for centuries, mastered this intersection and I would love to learn more about Japanese carpentry and integrate what I learn into my creations! Additionally make sure your User-Agent is not empty and is something unique and descriptive and try again. In addition to The Genius of Japanese Carpentry, he has written Small Spaces (1993), The Japanese Dream House (2001), The Very Small Home (2005), and Just Enough: Lessons in living green from traditional Japan (2010). Thankfully, Azby Brown dives into the world of temple building in his book The Genius of Japanese Carpentry, first published in 1989, and nicely updated for a 2013 edition with new photos and details.

I cannot even begin to imagine the scene of a temple construction when some of these intricate buildings were first built, 500-1000+ years ago, with nary a chainsaw, sawmill, crane, or power tool in sight. I’ve long been fascinated by many aspects of Japanese culture – from netsuke to monmon cats to bladesmithing to packaging to samurai armour – and especially their methods of carpentry and the tools they use to achieve it. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Little has been thoroughly documented about the craft of timber construction in Japan (for an English-speaking audience, in particular), especially of the renowned temples, at least one of which can claim an almost unreal lifetime of over 1,000 years. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts.The Japanese culture has consistently created not only works of art in architecture, but a lasting, stable, functional, and durable structure that is purpose designed. Reminds me of the old Chinese architecture that’s been lost to the high rises except in a few cases like the Forbidden City in Beijing. Nishioka is presented often as a enigmatic master, totally steeped in tradition and often belittling his own skill compared to that of his ancestors, strict and unwavering, yet also generous. I’ve been owner-building and learning about western-style carpentry, but the more I see of Japanese carpentry the more intrigued I am.

Focusing primarily on a new guesthouse in California, this elegant volume shows how a classic Japanese house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homemakers require. Azby Brown is a widely published author and authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environment, whose groundbreaking writings on traditional Japanese carpentry, compact housing, and traditional sustainable practices are recognized as having brought these fields to the awareness of Western designers and the general public. Nevertheless there is a lot you can glimpse at about the culture, psychology, history and some factual cuties like that in terms of construction and safety wood turns out to be better than steel when facing a fire. I just cut off the tip of my ring finger (left hand) in a carpentry accident, and this would be a GREAT book to read while waiting for the graft to heal completely… it will probably be a couple months until I can ‘wood’ again, and I LOVE Japanese woodworking. This revised edition of the book contains a new foreword by Mira Locher, one of the world's leading experts on vernacular and modern Japanese architecture.Joinery in timber frames has been a focus of my studies over the last few years and this book looks like a stellar resource to delve deeper into the art joinery. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The drawings and plans are wonderful, and illuminate the Japanese House layout, modularity, proportions, and many structural and ornamental details. Japanese joinery is viewed by many as being an art as well as a craft or trade, and this is borne out by the intricate design and craftsmanship of the joints in this book.

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